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Recruitment #19-002419-0013




MDH/Prevention and Health Promotion Administration, Office of Support Services, Baltimore, Maryland

Main Purpose of Job

The mission of the Prevention and Health Promotion Administration (PHPA) is to improve the health of Marylanders by preventing the acquisition and transmission of diseases; helping persons live longer, healthier lives through health services programs; and, protecting individuals and communities from environmental health hazards. PHPA works in partnership with local health departments, providers, community based organizations, and public and private sector agencies to provide public health leadership in the provision of maternal and child health services, and the prevention, control, monitoring, and treatment of infectious disease, cancer chronic diseases, and environmental health hazards.

This position will provide professional input and assistance in formulating and reviewing health policy for PHPA, including legislative analysis, preparation of legislative proposals, and regulation development and changes, with a specific focus on chronic disease and infectious disease prevention and health services. Additionally, this position will work on special projects, as needed.

Principal functions of the position will include: 1. Providing support for the OSS Director and the PHPA Leadership Team through policy analysis, program coordination, document preparation, research, and collaboration; 2. Conducting and supporting selected PHPA program projects, as needed; 3. Assisting with, and coordinating, strategic planning activities in support of PHPA public health initiatives primarily focused on maternal and child health, and infectious disease epidemiology and outbreak response; 4. Representing PHPA in meetings, initiatives and on task forces; and, 5. Providing technical assistance in support of the PHPA mission.


Education: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Two years of experience evaluating, analyzing, researching, and developing health care services, policies and programs.


1. A Master's degree in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, or a closely related field may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

2. A PhD in Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, Public Health, Public Policy, or a closely related field may be substituted for the required experience.


The desired candidate should have experience synthesizing technical information into layman's terms, in addition to experience with public speaking. The desired candidate should also have the ability to prioritize projects, in order to meet multiple deadlines, as well as the ability to manage complex multi-step processes and think critically.

This position will require weekend and evening availability, at times. 


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator’s license valid in the State of Maryland.


Applicants who meet the minimum (and selective) qualifications will be included in further evaluation. The evaluation may be a rating of your application, based on your education, training and experience, as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. 

Please report all related education, experience, dates, and hours of work. Clearly indicate your college degree and major on your application, if applicable. For education obtained outside the U.S., any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing an evaluation for equivalency by a foreign credential evaluation service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). 

Complete applications must be submitted by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be added. 

Incorrect application forms will not be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Candidates may remain on the certified eligible list for a period of at least one year. The resulting certified eligible list for this recruitment may be used for similar positions in this, or other, State agencies.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application (and supplemental questionnaire) may be submitted to MDH, Recruitment and Selection Division, 201 W. Preston St., Room 114-B, Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received by 5 pm, close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment, no postmarks will be accepted.

If additional information is required, the preferred method is to upload. If you are unable to upload, please fax the requested information to, 410-333-5689. Only additional materials which are required will be accepted for this recruitment. All additional information must be received by the closing date and time.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MDH Recruitment and Selection Division, at 410-767-1251.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request by calling: 410-767-1251 or MD TTY Relay Service, at 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.